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Just a quick poll. What kind of scales do you guys use for weighing arrows? I don't need something super precise...just something that will get me close approximations...and I don't mind converting grams to grains. Is it possible to find something for under $20? A cursory search showed a lot of guys recommending scales that were $80 and up, but I'm not going to spend that much.

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Here is my new takedown bow its 54" ntn limbs are 1"sch 40 24" long riser is18" gonna go out and shoot it then weight it and will update when finished
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Hello, here is my second - a 55" takedown longbow. Please comment ;)
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(Part 2) Not a bow, just the new hook for my headphones alluded to in previous post. 1" Sch40 PVC with a glossy black spray paint finish. Itching to make another bow, though!
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2/23/17
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I put one of my wood arrows with glue-on tips through my fence today. Pulling it out was a chore and the tip came off in the fence. What adhesives are strong enough to repair this? As with my fletching, I have pretty much the same options. I have gorilla glue, DAP contact cement, and I think I have some liquid nail and maybe some clear epoxy somewhere, as well. Also, I imagine I should probably chip off as much of the old glue as I can from both the shaft and the inside of the point (that may prove tricky)?

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Based on The Backyard Bowyer's vinyl backed/folded tip build along. I was inspired by Adam Meade's rendition, that I thought I'd give it a try too. Instead, I used a one inch, 56" long sch 40 pipe. Tips are 9" long, but the folded portion was actually only 7". Tip to tip is 52" and strung up is only 48". Brace height is 8", 50# at 28" AMO. Not quite vinyl backed, but duct taped backed lol. The folded tips were super hard to make and Adam made it look easy! Mine was not so nice, so no close ups here haha!
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2/20/17
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Hey guys! Haven't had any time to make a new bow, but I did do a little PVC project here. These are headphone hooks for my brother's desk, and my desk at home. The small one is his, he says it works great. The bigger one is mine and was meant to go on the under side of my desk using adhesive (I used matte black spray paint on both). Turns out it hangs too low and I didn't like it, so I'm working on a new one for me in a new design. :)

Have a great day, fellas!
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2/19/17
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Troubleshooting here, but I am looking for some advice on flattening jigs.

I have been working on trying to flatten 3/4 to 1 inch schedule 40 pipe. No taper, just flat. I have two 2x4's, and some clamps. The issue, which is especially exacerbated by the cold temp outside, is that when I go to flatten my pipe it keeps twisting. I end up with a tiny hockey stick kind of shape, where it is totally straight til the tip which ends up curved to a side. Flat, but not lengthwise. I am heating it up to a nice temp in my heatbox, and it's pliable and mushy. I am trying to figure out a way to force it to flatten into a straight shape. I had tried some duct tape with the sticky side up, so I could place it down on the tape straight and it won't wiggle around when I place the top 2x4 on it, but now that it's winter time the tape isn't sticking well enough to hold the hot pipe in place. Any thoughts guys? 

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